For Hawkshaw and his team, the next step is to do "a clinical trial to see if the treatment was effective and safe in people", he told the BBC.
There are now two drugs available to treat balding - minoxidil (for men and women) and finasteride (for men) - but both have side-effects and are not always effective.
A side effect of a drug that was originally used as an immunosuppressant could one day be used to treat baldness.
The protein that regulates and affects tissues and hair follicles is SFRP1.
More significantly still, hair began to grow within two days on the scalp hair follicles tested as part of the research.
The study at the University of Manchester suggests the answer could lie in an experimental drug created to treat the brittle bone disease, osteoporosis.
The discovery, still to be tested in clinical trials, could open up a whole new approach to treating hair loss in both men and women, researchers believe.
The study is published online in journal PLOS Biology. Both of these agents, however, only offer moderate side effects and are not universally effective. The other option is minimally invasive hair transplant surgery. But the side effects were so serious that the team decided not to use it for hair loss.
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The Osteoporosis drug proves to be a boon to stimulate the hair growth in follicles.
It started with a hunt for novel agents to treat male pattern baldness, it marked down few candidates that were recognized to have hair growth as a outcome owing to their other damaging effects.
"That said, more research will need to be done before it can be used by people with hair loss", he adds, saying that treatments for baldness are often hit and miss.
Mahathir said in his speech that Malaysia is faced with many problems that only could be solved with the change of a government. Najib's right-wing coalition Barisan Nasional lost its two-third majority in that election because of the "Chinese tsunami".
That's changing in Android P, as Google is changing the direction of the app switcher to be horizontal rather than vertical. For example, "I haven't seen you" might be autocompleted to "I haven't seen you in a while and I hope you're doing well".
The Samsung smart AI assistant is also rumoured to get an update to Bixby 2.0 - what that brings to the phone is unclear. Since the phone's key features are its screen size and stylus, expect those to be a major part of that new UX.
The World Bank has rejected Pakistani media reports about former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif laundering $4.9 billion to India. The indictment by the country's top court has put the most powerful political family and their future in a lot of trouble.
Paul McGinley and Butch Harmon evaluate the chances of an in-form Jason Day landing a second Players Championship title. You have to be on in all aspects of your game, and I would say it's right up there with the toughest to win for anyone.
Though the recent Vogue cover girl arrived with movie star husband George Clooney, the Academy Award victor knew his place. The dramatic look was topped off with a structured, embossed leather jacket, emblazoned with a gold cross.
Quip won the Grade 2 Tampa Bay Derby and finished second to Magnum Moon in the Arkansas Derby . "That was probably his best race". The sound of at least 30 cameras buzzing and clicking broke the silence of the backstretch as Baffert tried to steady his horse.
The couple met 18 months ago when Mr Fox, who works for the National Citizen Service, was on a work programme in Zimbabwe. Ndlovu Wednesday husband Jamie Fox five days after a crocodile tore her arm from her body, reports The Telegraph .
Ayatollah Khamenei said Iran's government faced a big test to preserve "the dignity and the grandeur of the Iranian people". Boeing in December 2016 announced a landmark agreement to sell Iran Air 80 aircraft valued at $16.6 billion.
Reynders Mcveigh Capital Management Llc bought 21,374 shares as the company's stock rose 2.85% while stock markets declined. On Tuesday, January 30 the stock of Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK ) has "Buy" rating given by Canaccord Genuity.